WCBA offers a variety of retail products and services- from Embroidery to Document Destruction to Manufacturing. All proceeds from these services are used to fund programs that benefit the blind, sight impaired and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Embroidery

WCBA Embroidery is a fully equipped embroidery facility with state of the art machinery and software. We are able to handle artwork ranging from simple lettering to complex embroidery. We have experienced embroidery technicians to operate and oversee all your embroidery needs. We also employ individuals with intellectual challenges to help in preparing and packaging of items for our embroidery customers.

We offer a complete line of apparel and embroidery services to meet your needs. We can help you select just the right garments or other products for your staff, club membership, team or league. Although we sell garments, we also embroider on customers supplied garments. Our experienced staff can embroider an existing logo or help you create your own.

Stop by our newly renovated gift shop which provides a variety of embroidered items available for immediate purchase or to be customized to meet your needs. Coming soon…retail military merchandise produced by WCBA Manufacturing.

Visit our online catalog and request a quote electronically.

For more information please call 724.837.1250.

Document Destruction


WCBA services the following counties: Westmoreland, Allegheny, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, and Washington

Westmoreland County

Allegheny County

Cambria County

Fayette County

Indiana County

Somerset County

Washington County


WCBA Document Destruction provides job opportunities that enhance productivity, independence and quality of life for blind, sight impaired and intellectually disabled individuals.

Paper Shredding

WCBA Document Destruction provides shredding services to over 3,000 customers annually and covers seven counties (Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria, Washington, Fayette, Allegheny & Somerset). Our facility is secured and equipped with an access control system and is monitored 24/7. We destroy all documents in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. All proceeds generated by WCBA Document Destruction fund programs that benefit the blind, sight impaired and intellectually disabled individuals.

What makes Paper Shredding at WCBA Document Destruction different?

  • Low rates
  • Options for small or large jobs
  • Convenient pick-ups
  • Secured and locked containers
  • No appointment needed, drop-off service
  • Certificate of Destruction
  • Eco- friendly disposal of shredded documents
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Active member of the National Association of Information of Destruction (NAID)

DID YOU KNOW: WCBA’s Document Destruction Service destroyed over 1.5 million pounds of documents last year. For more information please call 724.837.1250.


Hard Drive Destruction

WCBA provides hard drive destruction services. Our facility is secured and equipped with an access control system and is monitored 24/7. We destroy all documents in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. All proceeds generated by WCBA Document Destruction fund programs that benefit the blind, sight impaired and intellectually disabled individuals.

What makes Hard Drive Destruction at WCBA Document Destruction different?

  • Low rates
  • Convenient pick-ups
  • No appointment needed, drop-off service
  • Certificate of Destruction and Recycling
  • Eco- friendly disposal of destroyed hard drives
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Active member of the National Association of Information of Destruction (NAID)

In addition to computer hard drives, we are also capable of destroying other types of media including CD’s, cell phones, and floppy disks.


DID YOU KNOW: Recycling one computer hard drive saves enough energy to run your television for 102 hours. For more information please call 724.837.1250.


Record Management & Storage

WCBA provides a Record Management Service that consists of 12,000 square feet of secure storage space for all of your storage and management needs. Our facility is secured and equipped with an access control system and is monitored 24/7. When your records need to be destroyed, we will provide that service as well.

All stored items are placed on shelves or pallets, inventoried and monitored on a monthly basis. The customer is responsible for labeling and listing the documents contained in each box.

Document retrieval services will be provided on a request basis. We will guarantee your file within 48 hours of the request. If a file is needed sooner, an additional fee may be assessed.


DID YOU KNOW: WCBA Record Management Service securely stored 6,575 boxes for customers last year. For more information please call 724.837.1250.


X-Ray Recycling

WCBA recycles and destroys x-ray film. All x-rays will be separated from their sleeves and the recycling process destroys the contents. WCBA works in conjunction with a recycling company to complete the destruction process.

Manufacturing

Commitment to unparalleled quality, service and value, the textile manufacturing department at WCBA provides employment opportunities for the blind and sight impaired. WCBA receives contract work from the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) to produce essential items for the men and women of the United States Armed Services. Pursuant to The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act. Our production line consists of 75% blind employees to 25% sighted employees.

Using specially modified equipment for the sight impaired, our products are produced at the highest possible standards as set forth by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Military products include:

  • Joint Services LIST Bag
  • Navy Neckerchief
  • Flyer’s Kit Bag
  • Extreme Cold Weather undergarments

These items are also available for retail in our WCBA Embroidery gift shop.


DID YOU KNOW: WCBA is the largest employer of the sight impaired in Western Pennsylvania. For more information please call 724.837.1250.



The Javits–Wagner–O’Day Act, a federal law, requires all federal agencies to purchase specified supplies and services from nonprofit agencies that hire persons who are blind or have other significant disabilities. Contracts have been obtained in cooperation with the National Industries for the Blind through the AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment by working within a national network of nonprofit organizations that sell products and services to the U.S. government. 


Retail Military Merchandise

JSLIST Bag – Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) was designed to protect soldiers from chemical, biological, radioactive and other weapons and fallout. WCBA manufactures the JSLIST Chemical and Biological Weapons Protective Gear Tote in a digital camouflage pattern.

Generation III Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS III) – The U.S. Army’s Generation III Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) Layer 2 undergarment shirt is constructed from a patented gridlock fleece material, designed to wick moisture away from the body. This undergarment induces a rapid evaporation rate during times of extreme exertion placed upon soldiers in the field.

Flyer’s Kit Bag – The Flyer’s Kit Bag is an aviator carryall constructed of water resistant materials and web handles used for maps, flight plans, and other mission critical personal materials.

Navy Neckerchief  Service dress uniform neckerchief produced by WCBA Manufacturing.

WCBA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Westmoreland County Blind Association, as a non-profit organization and employer, does not discriminate against any individual on account of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, gender identity, status as a veteran, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is applicable to all employment activity, all human resource matters inherent in the employer/employee relationship, and all educational programs.

In implementing this policy, all employment applications are welcomed. Hiring decisions are based upon qualifications, skills, ability, and organizational fit; all employment practices and educational programs are guided by applicable labor agreements and federal/state laws and regulations.